And knowing tomorrow would be a full day, there was no time like the present to, well....
Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
First...it was birthday past!
These keepsakes were given to Rob by his Mom a while ago and tucked away by me for such a time as this. In the flowery constructed envelope were 24 handmade birthday greetings from his 2nd grade classmates with personal heartfelt wishes for his 7th birthday. Precious! Thanks for keeping the memories Mom!
But that's not even the best yet.
Turns out young Robby had some things on his mind back then and was a pretty good speller too! This masterpiece definitely needed to be framed and preserved and remembered.
"My name is Robby Kistler. I have 9 in my family. I don't want to get married. I like spaghetti and I like to play cowboys and Indians. I like math. I don't want to go to 2nd grade. I don't like school and I never will."
"Boy is that 'not liking school' ringing true today!!!"
Speaking of today. . .
here is a much gentler form of awakening . . .
And then, last but certainly not least for this true blue purple-blooded never a Packer-backer fan, courtesy of his brother from a different mother (aka mine)
oh yeah baby!
(I'm not supposed to tell my brother Tom it brought big welling tears to his eyes that you'd give these up! Thanks bro!!! You got'm good.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB!
[Rob & Terry's son Jake after the big win!]
Meanwhile . . .
back on the home front...
just one more thing to do.
VOILA! that's one lemony luscious-ness sure to please!
I wish she'd stop taking pictures and just let me eat this CAAAAKE!!!!